blog traffic analysis
This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %PROTECT COMMUNAL INTEGRITY FOREIGN INTRUDER+981228 %DIFFERENT IDEAS IDEALS VALUE ELEMENT INJECTED SINS+981228 %DEFINE LOYALTY FRIEND ENEMY EXCLUSIVE PRINCIPLES 981228 It is not a simple thing to define what is essential to the integrity of a healthy community; and to define what must be required for members of the community to be loyal to what is essential to the well-being and integrity of the community. It is all too tempting to adopt definitions which lead to the exclusion of creative new ideas, ideals, values, persons and visions --- for they may readily appear to be threats to the "integrity" of collusive games of mutual self deception, games which seem to be essential to the well-being of the community. The creation and implementation of definitions is made simpler if the definitions focus upon just one or a very few criteria. The fewer are the criteria, the simpler it is to create and implement definitions which will help members of the community to reliably identify any idea, ideal, value, principle or person "is" a threat to the well-being of the community. Simplicity also makes it easier for controllers and other persons who are preoccupied with issues of control to deal with complex issues --- by dealing only with one or a very few dimensions of the full reality. The multi-dimensional reality can be projected upon a one- dimensional line or a two-dimensional surface; and only that span of the space be considered. When the complex reality is projected upon just a one-dimensional line it is easy to see which persons are on "our end" of the line, and which persons are on the "other end" of the line. Friends and enemies are easily identified in a one-dimensional world! The trick is to reduce a complex reality to just a one-dimensional world; and to get "everybody" to see it that way with us. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================